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Manila Bulletin mb.com.ph 26 Jan, 2023 00:45 am

Peru faces food, fuel shortages as protesters dig in – Manila Bulletin

Peru faces food, fuel shortages as protesters dig in – Manila Bulletin

News, World Peru faces food, fuel shortages as protesters dig in LIMA, Peru – Shortages in Peru of basic products, including increasingly expensive fuel and food, continued to mount Wednesday as over a month of anti-government demonstrations showed no end in sight.Shortages of basic products, including increasingly expensive fuel and food, are hitting Peruvians already weary from over a month of anti-government demonstrations, with no end to the protests in sight.– Major disruptions – The Amazonian region of Madre de Dios, on Peru’s border with Brazil and Bolivia, reported food and fuel shortages after protesters blocked the major Interoceanica Sur highway.Governor Luis Otsuka said that if the roadblocks continued he would have to try to source food and fuel from Brazil and Bolivia.

Although poorer southern regions have fueled the anti-government movement, thousands of villagers have also traveled to the capital Lima, where violent clashes Tuesday resulted in injuries and arrests.Liquified petroleum gas (LPG) — the most popular fuel for vehicles and homes in Peru — has become increasingly hard to find in the southern regions of Arequipa, Tacuna and Puno.

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